Wednesday, April 25, 2018

France Totally Bans Students From Using Smartphones In Schools Starting 2018

France is to impose a total ban on pupils using mobile phones in primary and secondary schools starting in September 2018, its education minister has confirmed. Phones are already forbidden in French classrooms...

The Most Important Skills For 21st Century Students Is The Discipline To Say “No”

Can you code? Speak a second language? How high is your IQ? There’s much debate on what students need most to succeed in an increasingly competitive world. The challenges of automation, globalization,...

The New Social Campus

In the past five years, social media has become a mission-critical communications technology in higher education. It is used by many stakeholders across campus for various different use cases: student and...

Bruno Mars’ Grammy Scholarship Expands To Include More Kids

Bruno Mars is expanding his support of a Grammy scholarship for high school students. The five-time Grammy winner had lent financial support for a student from his native Hawaii to attend the...

Online Courses Will Eventually Replace Traditional Education

The internet has changed the way humans do — well, almost everything. For instance, instead of physically giving five bucks to a friend for buying coffee, one can Venmo them. Social circles are...

5th Grader Asks Police For Homework Help On Facebook

The nation's cops, it's fair to say, face some real conundrums in the course of their duty. But a math quiz sent by a 10-year-old student? Well, that could be a...

WTF: FCC Blocks 9 Companies From Providing Low-Income Internet Access

FCC regulators are telling nine companies that they won’t be allowed to participate in a federal program intended to help them provide affordable internet access to low-income consumers — weeks after...

Fake Jobs Are Now Used To Scam College Students

First there were fake news and bogus diplomas and now, there are also fake jobs. A recent report revealed that scammers are on the loose preying upon college students who are...

The Tiny Digital Camera On Every Smartphone Has Had Real Impact On African Lives

The selfie has become a cultural symbol of mobile phones. But this fun pastime has been made possible because of path-breaking engineering inventions in digital image sensors. The inventors—Eric Fossum (USA), George...

3 Key Factors To Consider With Virtual Reality in Higher Education

There’s a lot of excitement about virtual reality (VR)—and there should be. It’s exciting, in its infancy, and reports say VR will be a $38 billion dollar industry by 2026. But there also...

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The U.S. Military Just Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition...

It’s no mean feat for a computer to identify an individual’s face in daylight. The process involves precisely measuring a photograph — eye size, distance...